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... Blake is having season-ending surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his neck.
Blake did not travel to Pittsburgh for the Dodgers' game against the Pirates on Thursday, remaining in Los Angeles to have tests in advance of the operation Tuesday.
Blake has been bothered by the nerve and a cervical strain much of the season, and missed time with an elbow infection and back spasms. He hit .252 with four home runs and 26 RBIs in 63 games.
He told the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez 12 days ago: "Obviously, this neck thing is pretty serious. I want to be able to move my neck when I'm 50." ...